Chapter 10. Editing Your Drawing with Advanced Tools


  • Using advanced copying and moving commands: MIRROR, ARRAY, OFFSET, and ALIGN

  • Using advanced resizing commands: TRIM, EXTEND, STRETCH, and LENGTHEN

  • Using construction commands: BREAK, JOIN, CHAMFER, and FILLET

  • Creating a revision cloud and a wipeout

  • Double-clicking to edit objects

  • Editing objects with grips and the Properties palette

  • Using selection filters and Quick Select

  • Creating groups of objects

This chapter completes the discussion of geometric editing commands — covering the more complex commands used to refine the details of your drawing. These commands enable you to copy, move, resize, break, and cover objects, as well as construct corners. I also discuss grips, which make it easy to move, mirror, rotate, scale, and stretch objects, and I explain how to double-click and use the Properties palette to edit objects. I end the chapter with a discussion of three ways to control the selection of objects — groups, filters, and the Quick Select feature.

Many of the instructions in this chapter use the Modify toolbar; if it is not displayed, right-click any toolbar button and choose Modify from the list of toolbars.


Although you can use the editing tools that I describe in this chapter in a 3D environment, this chapter assumes that you are working in a 2D environment. (AutoCAD LT doesn't offer a 3D environment.) To make sure you're in a 2D environment, set the workspace to AutoCAD Classic or 2D Drafting & Annotation (from ...

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